Gun Restrictions

Updated Feb. 3 at 4:45 p.m. ET

On Thursday the GOP-controlled House voted to overturn an Obama administration rule designed to keep firearms out of the hands of some people deemed mentally ill.

The action was the latest move by congressional Republicans to undo several of President Obama's regulations on issues such as gun control and the environment through an arcane law called the Congressional Review Act.

Mass Shootings

Dec 9, 2015
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The United States accounts for less than five percent of the world’s population, but 31% of mass shootings between 1966 and 2012 have taken place in America. Although President Obama called for more gun restrictions after the recent shooting in San Bernardino, it can be difficult to keep the real threat of such attacks in perspective. Nowhere else in the world, except in war zones, is there a pattern of mass shootings that we see in the U.S.